History of Animation

History of Animation
Origins and developments of animation internationally to the present, focusing on aesthetic, technical, political, and economic aspects of the medium.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMedia Arts major/minor status or Animation major status or Illustration major status.
 ProgramsContaining TMA 294
Course Outcomes

Popular Culture

Students will be able to discuss animation (film, television, Internet) as a microcosm of the larger aesthetic and social developments of popular culture artifacts.

Historical Contexts

Students will be able to examine the relationship of text, subtext, and context in animated fare, as well as understand how animation has influenced and is influenced by art, society, history, and technology.


Students will be able to analyze the significance of generic conventions and themes in animation, both diachronically and synchronically.

Secondary Literature

Students will be able to identify and appraise scholarly material related to animation studies.